Beta Glucan

[ˈbā-tə, ˈglü-ˌkan]

Categories: Plant Extract, Anti-oxidant

Beta-Glucan Skincare Benefits:

Beta glucan is a polysaccharide (a chain of glucose molecules) that is found in foods such as oats, barley, mushrooms, and yeasts. It provides multiple skin-soothing, antioxidant, anti-aging properties, as well as increased skin-hydration, and rejuvenation benefits. 1
For skin-hydration and skin-rejuvenation purposes, beta glucan is an excellent moisturizer. Its topical soothing characteristics work to promote skin rejuvenation, which allows beta glucan to provide improved moisture-retention for skin dryness. Additionally, the phenols present in beta glucans can equip the skin with strong anti-oxidative properties. This added protection helps neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. Together with its moisturizing and antioxidant protecting benefits, beta glucans can provide skincare products with effective methods to enhancing the skin’s overall quality and appearance. 1 2

  1. Mason, R. What Is Beta Glucan?: A Concise Guide to the Benefits and Uses of the Most Powerful Natural Immune Enhancer Known to Science. East Canaan, CT: Safe Goods/New Century (2000)
  2. Kurtz, E.S. et al. Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties. J Drugs Dermatol 6(2), 167-70 (2007)
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